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Definition of "chthonic" []

  • Greek Mythology Of or relating to the underworld. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chthonic" in a sentence
  • "[701] The idea that this number was "chthonic" and a monopoly of the Sibylline utterances was started by"
  • "The ensuing race to the deadline is a pacy affair that alternates between the hapless Tamara's frequent recourse to her thesaurus S*nday, she reckons, is just the place to scatter words such as "chthonic" and "hermeneutic" and Tait's grim determination to keep her would-be profiler at bay, particularly from her rather murky private life."
  • "Can you imagine in the 1930's, the heroic central character fighting evil wizards and chthonic monsters alongside a black man?"